Slimming World Week 10: If it can go wrong…

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I expected this week to be much like all the others… Some wins, some slip ups, with (hopefully) a loss at the end of it all. However, this week I haven’t had much time to think about weight loss. I’ve been too busy dealing with one thing after another. Oops! It all started on Monday. After a fairly average weekend I decided to start the week by dropping my phone down the toilet… D’oh! For some people this might be a slight inconvenience, but I use my phone to organise mine and my families lives. Without it I wasn’t even […]

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Slimming World Week 9: Takeaways

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This week has been a bit of a train wreck diet wise. So many things have gone wrong and I’ve ended up making excuses for eating the wrong things and nibbling, nearly every day! It all started on Saturday… The Takeaway Exemption We don’t have takeaways often in our house. In fact, they usually only happen once a month or less… This Saturday was one of those rare occasions when Grumpy Dad said he didn’t want to cook, so we ordered in. I did think about having a chicken salad instead of the yummy pizza everyone else was having but […]

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Slimming World Week 8: Post holiday lull

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My second week back from holiday and you think I would be back to normal but no such luck. Before my holiday choosing the right foods, cutting down on bread and filling up on fruit, wash second nature. This week it has been more of a struggle. My biggest issue at the moment is bread. On holiday I allowed myself to eat as much bread as I wanted so going back to just one slice a day has been too much for me. As a result my daily Syns are hovering around 15 (ok, 15.5) and that’s just not where […]

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Slimming World Week 4, 5, 6, & 7: I bet you thought I was off the wagon!

Slimming World weeks 4, 5, 6 & 7: Weight loss journey

Week 4 It’s been 4 weeks since I started Slimming World with a fairly pessimistic view about whether it would work or not and I have to admit that I’ve been pleasantly surprised. The diet has been fairly easy to follow and although I’ve had the odd craving, on the whole I’ve been full and satisfied all month. As with any diets, this one has it’s pros and cons but on reflection, the pros certainly outweigh to cons for me! Pros No weighing food; Eat as much free food as you like; The Hi-Fi bars are yummy; Weight loss is […]

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Slimming World week 3: Peaks and troughs

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With any diet you can expect good days and bad and this week has had both. At the beginning of the week I was excited. I’d tried on a pair of my small size 18 trousers and they fit perfectly. This was a good sign that I would soon be in a size 16. I had also started to feel less hungry, as if my body had adapted to the change in diet from processed food and sweets, to fresh food and fruit. Unfortunately the weekend was a turning point. Child wanted to go to McDonald’s, so I reluctantly decided […]

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Slimming World Week 2: No flip flops for me!

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After my successful loss of 3.5lbs last week I was unexpectedly subdued. I still don’t really understand why. After all, I should have been over the moon with the result. Still, despite my mood I settled down to another week on Slimming World. Week 2 This week was far easier in many ways as I already knew which of my favourite foods were free and the Syn counts for my favourite pointed foods. I’ve found that I’m eating bucket loads of fruit and yogurt, and filling myself up on jacket potatoes and baked beans. Bacon and eggs for breakfast is […]

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Slimming World week 1: Not another diet!

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For the past two years since Baby was born all I seem to do is start diets. There was my first attempt to join Slimming World online which left me fuming, my disastrous experience with Lighter Life which left me in need of medical treatment, and a whole host of calorie counting and food optimisation attempts which just left me hungry. With all that in mind, I was hesitant to announce “another” diet attempt, as I really don’t like failing, particularly in public. But after seeing my wedding photos I felt very disappointed in myself and my size 18 figure. I […]

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Have your consumer rights been slimmed down by Slimming World?

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Every year, some time between the fourth helping of left over Christmas food and the first serving of New Years Eve bubbly, millions of people in the UK look down at their post Christmas belly which is now sitting rather snugly against their waste band, and think “Hmm… best lose a few pound in the new year”. This year, I was no different. The aftermath of pregnancy and Christmas had left me several dress sizes larger than I was happy with, so I decided that with the help of Slimming World online, I would start my 52lb in 52 weeks […]

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52lb in 52weeks week #2

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Well it’s the start of week 2 of my 52 week challenge and I think this week past week could best be described as, could do better. If I’m honest my diet has been absolutely appalling! I’d like to say that I tried my best and just fell off the wagon, but that would also be a lie. I didn’t try my best and on a couple of occasions I even found myself comfort eating. I think there has been two major factors in my failure to stick to a diet this week. Firstly, there’s just too much junk food […]

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52lb in 52 weeks weight loss blog series #1

52lb in 52 weeks weightloss blog

Here we are, the first day of the new year and my first 52lb in 52 weeks blog post. So, what is this series about? After having my beautiful daughter 4 months ago, I think it’s fair to say that I have piled on the pounds. I’m now two dress sizes bigger than I was pre-pregnancy and I wasn’t very happy with my weight then. Something needs to be done and that something is my 2017 new years resolution to lose 1lb per week for the whole of 2017. Hence the title, 52lb in 52 weeks. If I’m honest I […]

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